To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, The Tap-dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden and I were invited to Esher Library for our interactive storytelling, eco craft, and ventriloquism event!
What a wonderful event and I sold some books too! Such lovely enthusiastic children and smiley adults, just what an author needs to feel love!
Here is a photo of my event 👇
After my interactive storytelling with Esher Church School, I asked the children to create their very own ‘eco pigeons’, out of household rubbish. I was most impressed to be sent these amazing creations. I decided to create this hashtag #Create-your-own-eco-pigeon for all of the eco pigeons I receive.
Have a look below, they are adorable.
in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020’.
Books entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Award are judged by REAL readers: over 150 adult readers
and over 200 children readers.
I am delighted to receive my certificates from the Royal Dragonfly Awards.
‘Honourable Mention’ category; new author.
‘1st place’ category; Environmental/green books.
‘Honourable Mention’ category; Picture books 6 and under.
Have a look below 😏
I was invited to write an article called an ‘Authors Leak’ by a cool website called ‘The Wordicle’.
This was to discuss the back story behind my children’s book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.
I found this really exciting to write.
Click on the link below to have a read:
I have some really exciting news. I have been selected for a B.R.A.G Medallion Award by the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Here are some comments about ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.
This is the first children’s book I have reviewed and I am so glad I did (even on a kindle the pages are cute and fun to follow). The pigeon I adorable and the story was catchy and the ending.. too funny. Not how I expected it to end. I would recommend this book to everyone that will listen (that has younger kids, or like my grandkids).
The characters have a charming appeal. I particularly enjoyed the alterations and onomatopoeia which make the book a good candidate for a read-aloud story. Jon Davis’ illustrations combine soft colours with powerful facial expressions that convey both the message and the humour within the story. This book gives children an opportunity to tour a bit of London, develop self-confidence and be entertained in one read. Recommended for preschool through second grader readers.
I am so excited because The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden has been nominated for 2020 Readers Choice Awards by TCK Publishing! It is the book with the most votes that wins. What an honour. I honestly had to find some man-sized tissues to cry tears of happiness.
Please vote for my book by clicking on the link below. It really only take a minute maximum I promise! Scroll half way down the page and click through the pages to page 11 of 16. Then scroll down half way to find my book cover. Click on it and add your email address.
Thank you very much for the support.
Thank you again. Stay safe and well!
Serena & Pigeon 🐦
The 3rd winner of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ competition in category ‘opera singer’ is Jemima White, aged 10. How cool is this! It must have taken a long time to make with a lot of care. How creative can you get! Jemima chose to use an empty marmite pot for her head and a bubble bottle for her body and she appears to have lots of Easter egg wrappers all over her, brilliant. Well done!
Jemima will receive her signed copy of my book in the snail post. We must thank our postman and post ladies for all their hard work and dedication through these strange lockdown times and beyond.
Thank you for reading. Stay safe.
Serena & Pigeon 🐦
Enjoying some positive Wednesday vibes by sharing this book review about The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden on Foyles bookshop online.